Syphilis outbreak in Manitoba worsens; affecting infants born to untreated mothers

The Province of Manitoba says a Syphilis outbreak is getting progressively worse and is now affecting some babies born to mothers who weren’t treated for the infection. Syphilis, which is a Sexually Transmitted Infection, can be hard to diagnose due to the wide range of symptoms it presents, said Manitoba Health Monday. “These symptoms can be confused with other conditions […]

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Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 — A startling increase in syphilis cases among Americans may be linked to addiction to methamphetamine and other drugs, federal health officials said Thursday. Between 2013 and 2017, the rate of syphilis infection among heterosexual men and women who use methamphetamine more than doubled, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. “While […]

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